09-Aug-2023 -- With my Water for Production project team, we had a cool trip from Gulu in Northern Uganda to Fort Portal in Western Uganda, as an appreciation of the work done during the last 3.5 years.
On Tuesday, August 8th, we went to Queen Elizabeth National Park, and on the way we passed and stopped at the equator sign. Checking with an app of our phones, we found that this mark was not at the exact equator. I also realized that the 31 longitude was so nearby. A quick visit to confluence.org learnt me about this confluence, so after a quick brief with my team, we decided that on our way back we would stop again, look for the rigth equator crossing and even the confluence.
As was mentioned in visit #4, the original sign was somewhere dislocated after the road construction (the actual 0 latitude is right at the junction of the new road). The locals informed us that it is planned to relocate the original sign to the roadside where the banner is right now (and which is not the equator crossing - tourist trap). As I came unprepared for this confluence visit, no GPS coordinates but only from the app on my phone. I found the site exactly as described in visit #4 some 2 months earlier: with rubbish around. At least I managed to do my 6th visit in Uganda.